I like the way bamboo grows. It's shoots spring out of the soil, thru any type of soil and even rocks. Like a spear thrust up thru the earth by one of the gods. Almost menacing in it's growth.
Stout, pointed, nothing could describe it better then the "spear". Then after growing tall, it opens up....
And from it come the soft green leaves of the bamboo. From a menacing plant, to the soft leaves and specked shade it give to it's surroundings. The soft whispering sound it makes when the winds blow past it. And the fact that it stays green all winter, promising that spring will soon be there.
It's a wonder to watch in the spring! The hardness of the God, to the softness of the Goddess.... all in one plant!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Posted by Judith at 6:08 PM